Dealing with epilepsy

Why I started counting my seizures again

For those who read my earlier post, you already know that I stopped counting my seizures between 2001 and 2005. This was the decision of an adolescent (I was 17 years old in 2001) who didn’t want his life overturned by epilepsy.

In 2006, a series of events came into play. I started my Bachelor studies in 2003 and, soon after, I had seizures “out-in-the-open”. I wasn’t ready to tell everyone that I had epilepsy. But, in my junior year, I had a seizure in the IT lab, almost breaking a keyboard with my head (I┬ástill have a scar over my left eye). After that I had a seizure in front of the grocery store near my dorm and so on. Before my first exam (math), I had a seizure (5 minutes before to be more precise). Continue reading “Why I started counting my seizures again”

Dealing with epilepsy

Why I stopped counting my seizures

Despite what you can see on my “About me” page in my “seizures’ calendar“, between 2001 and 2005, I stopped counting my seizures and writing down the days. What you see in the calendar is an average per year, although in some years there were more, in others less. But I had them each year.

The reason was an obvious one: I did not want epilepsy to take over my life. I recognized (to myself) that I was a person with epilepsy. I said to myself that if I am not fully aware of them, I can carry with “business-as-usual”. It didn’t work out as I wanted.